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  1. lacknoun

    surplus, glut

  2. lacknoun

    To be without, to need, to require.

    My life lacks excitement.

    surplus, glut

  3. lacknoun

    To be short (of or for something).

    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

    surplus, glut

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lacknoun

    failure, scarcity, deficiency, want, need, demand, insufficiency

    fulness, abundance, sufficiency, satisfaction, supply, competence

  2. lackverb

    want, require, need, be destitute of

    supply, have abundance of

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, wantverb

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lackverb

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, escape

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lackverb

    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lackverb

    be in want

  3. lackverb

    be wanting

  4. lacknoun

    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lacknoun

    want, need, deficiency, dearth, paucity, scarcity, drought, default, deficit, insufficiency, inadequacy, shortness

  2. lackverb

    need, want, be in need of, require, sedulous

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How to use lack in a sentence?

  1. H.W. Mann:

    When we focus on lack, lack is what we create

  2. Catharine MacKinnon:

    There is no backlash without a frontlash, anytime abusers don't get away with violating us without consequences, it will be called' bias' or' lack of due process.' Anytime we say what he did, making perpetrators look like who and what they are, it will be called' defamatory'.

  3. Fred Rosenberg:

    After six years and $40 million spent by the city constructing the plazas, it would be a terrible mistake to eliminate them as the number one complaint from visitors before their construction was the lack of pedestrian space.

  4. Rafael Marquez:

    The lack of internet obviously puts Brazilian farmers in a complicated position, it can hurt their competitiveness going forward, the farmer wants to use apps in the field, he wants to send a video to his agronomist when he sees a potential problem ... they want to be online.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Ive not spoken to [ Trump ] about any of them. I have expressed my, shall I say, lack of enthusiasm for one of them... Ken Cuccinelli.

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Gumption
    • B. Spurious
    • C. Dearth
    • D. Inaugurate

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